Defence Industry Business Continuity Essentials – 12th November 2021
If there was ever the need for a practical Business Continuity Plan (BCP)… It is now!
As a small to medium sized business (SME) aiming to do business with Defence and/or other large customers, being able to demonstrate a practical, tested BCP is essential in order to have any chance of being accepted.
Whilst COVID-19 taught us all what working from home is all about, it was a ‘slow onset’ scenario that came with relatively long acceptable lead-times to get setup – and critical resources such as IT systems, network connectivity and key staff usually remained available.
For the following reasons, you should not be complacent about your Business Continuity capability:
- ‘Fast onset’ scenarios such as a fire, severe weather situation, physical security incident, network outage, supply chain disruption or cyber-attack require immediate decision-making, response and recovery strategies to be activated – and without clear checklists and regular practice, you may be up for nasty surprises;
- Working from home may be the way to continue office-based functions, but it doesn’t help those in manufacturing or logistics, e.g. suppliers of Defence equipment/products, raw materials and transport services;
- The Defence Department itself has extremely robust incident response and continuity provisions in place, they regularly take these for a test drive and will expect you as their third-party vendor to participate in their disaster drills;
- Those businesses who pay hefty premiums for Business Interruption (BI) insurance are missing out on potentially large savings on premiums – or better coverage; and
- Having a properly documented, validated BCP is a ‘must’ to provide shareholders, customers, staff, partners and general public with confidence that your business is able to continue providing pre-agreed, critical services ‘no matter what’.
Be ahead of the pack and book now for the extremely practical online ‘Business Continuity Essentials’ workshop facilitated by leading global risk ‘guru’ Ms Rinske Geerlings including ISO 22301 aspects, practical case studies and ready-to-use templates.
For further information, please download our brochure.
If you are interested in this seminar, please register your interest here.